Great stuff. I was gutted I had to pull out as I pulled my hamstring days before the race. Will definitely be doing the Harewood 10k as that was quite fun last year, and me and a work colleague have just signed up for the London Marathon running for your great cause.
Phew . 5 miles just clocked at lunch. 70% effort, and a really nice jog. Feels good to get that 1st post marathon run under the belt. Im going to push hard at PR tomorrow and should set me up nicely for 10 mile race on Sunday.
NSGNR. Manchester is flatter then York, so deffo a good course to choose / beat your time. I cant do it as it has to many bad memories for me at Old Trafford, mainly involving my team being on the end of an 8-2 scoreline.
NSGNR, yep cant shake off the running bug. 10k at lunch today, parkrun tomorrow and round it off with a 10 mile race on sunday. We have enough Marshalls so ive been allowed to run. Back on it like a car bonnet.
For those doing a spring marathon, and looking to PB ive been given the following advice.
Do a reverse taper and at some point try to get in a 20 miler between now and Xmas. Then in January start your normal marathon training plan, and ive been assured a PB awaits you. A 3.45 run is my next goal.
Anyone mad enough to race again this weekend? We still have some places left for my clubs Harewood 10 or 5 this Sunday. A pretty decent mixed terrain run through the grounds of harewood house, eccup reservior, emmerdale and then back to the house. And a bottle of beer for all finishers. woo woo
Excellent race report tiny runner. 3.30 is my glory goal for next year and looking at your splits I matched you for the 1st half. Its just the 2nd half of the race that my legs let me down, whereas it sounds like you have a 2nd wind; Literally. Fantastic time, and its also funny how you mentioned the last 3 was just 1 parkrun to got, as that’s exactly how I factored it in my head to deal with what seemed an insurmountable distance at the time. Seriously though props to you for getting a time like that on your marathon debut.